Category Archives: Policy

Updated Kent Guidance for #SID2017 – Using Social Media and Technology in Education Settings

Kent County Council are pleased to announce that the “Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings” guidance has been updated. In today’s modern society, social media is often considered to be an everyday communication tool. For many members of … Continue reading

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New Cyberbullying Guidance and PSHE toolkit for schools from Childnet

Cyberbullying Guidance Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet (as part of … Continue reading

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Online safety in schools and colleges: Questions for the Governing Body – New UKCCIS document published

The UKCCIS Education Group has recently  developed and published guidance for school governors to help governing boards support their school leaders to keep children safe online. Governors can use it to: gain a basic understanding of the school’s current approach to … Continue reading

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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools and Colleges : “Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people”

UKCCIS Education Group Guidance: Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support Designated Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Kent Online Safety Template and Guidance resources – updated for September 2016

The Kent Online Safety policy template and guidance has been updated for September 2016. This version takes into account the recently updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2016 statutory guidance for schools and colleges and the Ofsted “Inspecting safeguarding in early … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day and updated Kent Online Safety Policy Template 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016 – Today’s the day! Safer Internet Day 2016 is being celebrated globally today, Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.  Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre … Continue reading

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Online Safety within “Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” from September 2015.

Please note this post has been updated following the September 2016 revision. Please find the most up-to-date post here. This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework available here. Please be aware that … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s publication – “Youth And The Internet: a guide for policy makers”

Barnardo’s have published a report (May 2015) written by Jonathan Rallings, which highlights concerns about the impact the internet is, and may be, having on young people, emerging from two central ideas beginning to gain traction in public debate:   That … Continue reading

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New Kent e-Safety document available: “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities 2015”

Today (10th February) sees schools and organisations across Kent, the UK and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The Kent e-Safety Strategy Group are pleased to announce that a new document … Continue reading

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